Knowing what the numbers mean and where they're headed gives companies a competitive edge.
(read a recent Wall Street Journal article about it), but Kelley is the only Top 20 program to offer an MBA in Business Analytics. It grew out of a graduate certificate program Kelley created specifically for Deloitte, which approached the school in need of training for its managers. The degree combines a technical foundation, predictive modeling and analysis, and forecasting from a consulting perspective. It's a bridge between data collection and C-suite decision-making. A marriage of hard skills and soft skills.
|Kelley School professor Wayne Winston|
Kelley had to create only one class to fulfill the curriculum, an overview of business analytics, and I have to say, the way we're going to teach that -- with several key professors from different disciplines instead of just one -- is pretty cool. Students will be able to see applications in finance, marketing, supply chain and health care, for example.